Saturday, April 1, 2017

No Foolin' I'm A Pop Up Artist for Akron Art Walk

I'm super excited to share my wares, meet people, and share in the creative experience that is Akron Art Walk.  I will be on the 3rd floor of Summit Artspace beginning at 5 p.m.  It's a great chance for you to see my new little Upcycled Inspiration Spring Collection.  I have new flower fairies, magic wands, and other enchanting creations.  There will be so much to see and do, so stop by!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Collection: Upcycled Inspiration

You know I'm all about the zippy, cheery, and hopeful inspiration.  It feels to me like we all need as much of that as we can possibly get these days.  I also love to upcycle and recycle whenever possible.

Enter my spring collection of little goodies all made with my little hands:

Let's begin with Inspiration Charms. . .

A whole collection of Inspiration Charms 


Can you believe these started life as flooring samples?


no words necessary

wild at heart

the bird and the bee


and then we have Magnetized Inspiration--a piece of my photography on a tile sample with magnets added.

ready for a magnet

Wooden Whimsy and Wit--rough bits of scrap lumber painted, decoupaged and quoted

More Cards--with bits I had laying around waiting to inspire someone!

Set of 4 joy collage photo notecards $10

Set of 4 let yourself believe dreams collage photo cards $10

All of these new treasures are available tomorrow evening at 4th Friday at my art studio.
I also have a fresh assortment of Potter Wands and Flower Fairy Dolls--both are $10 each

4th Friday Flash Sale in ACoT Studio 102

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Prints Available: Fight Like A Girl

I'm pleased to let you know that I am offering prints of my recent painting, Fight Like A Girl.

The story behind the painting:
I was so lucky to be able to attend the Women's March in Washington, D.C., on January 21, 2017. It was such a powerful and transformative experience to see so many people in peaceful solidarity.  In the days that followed it was so difficult to be hopeful, but my uncertainty was transformed into action.  In the past month I have made dozens of phone calls and sent dozens of emails and postcards.  This has become my new normal.  It is from that perspective that this reflective and expressive painting flowed.

This artwork is a reminder of the historic march, and it is a rallying cry to ongoing action.

Details about the print:
The prints are on 110 pound paper.  They have a small white border.  The prints are a bit larger than 11 by 14 inches.  They are held in a protective cellophane envelope.  The cost if you pick it up or our paths cross is $15.  {I have copies in my studio for 4th Friday!}  If I ship to you the cost is $20.

I also have smaller postcard size prints (approx. 4 x 5.25 inches) for $2 each.

Send me a message or email me, if you want a copy.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Altered Book Art Parties

I am pleased to present another option for all you art party fans--ALTERED BOOKS!  I've mentioned this before, but I doubt if you know how really cool this is.

Here is the general idea:

I collect children's board books and gesso them (basically paint them white) so that the papers, stickers, paint, tape, and fabrics you select will stick.  I bring to your party bins of papers, stickers, and lots of treasures and ephemera!

You can create an inspirational piece for yourself or someone else filled with quotes and other inspirational words or sayings.

You can create a "blank" book in which to journal at some future point in time.

You can create a vision board of what you wish to invite into your life.

or how about a year in review with photos and other memorabilia?!

The options are really only as limited as your imagination!

Here is a sample "blank book" that I created:

And guess what I was doing this afternoon--white washing or applying gesso to some of the books I've collected.  I'm getting ready for your altered book party!  What a fun way to spend a winter afternoon or evening with your friends--reCREATING one of a kind books!

If this sounds like fun for you and your friends, shoot me an email so that we can get your date on the calendar!

Children's Art Journal Class Begins Jan. 9

I am so excited to begin my offering for kids next week.  You know how kids make art, and you think it's cool.  Then it gets folded or wrinkled or torn, and then you just throw it away?

I think I have a temporary solution.  We will use an art journal to explore and practice a variety of drawing and painting techniques.  I imagine in the best case scenario this is a reference and portfolio of creative process and progress.

I will show students examples and demonstrate in an art journal I am keeping.  If your child or a child you know might be interested, learn more or sign up HERE.

I am offering 2 sessions this Winter/Spring of 6 weeks each.

I am also offering time for private art lessons on Monday and Thursday late afternoon/evening.  Email me inquiries.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Favorite Color Workshop

I so enjoy providing space, materials, and inspiration so that others can create!  Today it happened for some of my young artist friends {aka students!}  We focused on monochromatic art.  Some of these works will be available for viewing at Nine Muses Art Gallery in February.

If you want to see more art options for kids, click on the tab above titled, "Art Classes for Kids."

Here are a few of my favorite photos from works in progress: